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February 2020

TRUTHSayers: Michael Eric Dyson
February 3 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. Dr. Dyson has authored nearly twenty books on subjects such as the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 4, 1968, Malcolm X, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Tupac, Marvin Gaye, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastating and long lasting effects. He has won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary…

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Pittsburgh Black Media Panel
February 12 @ 6:30 pm

Pittsburgh City Paper and PublicSource present: Pittsburgh Black Media Panel with support from Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center This panel-based discussion will bring together an esteemed group of Pittsburgh Black media professionals to highlight what local media organizations are getting right, and wrong, when covering stories involving African Americans and the city’s Black communities. The two-part panel, hosted by Pittsburgh artist and curator Tara Coleman and PublicSource community correspondent Jourdan Hicks, will highlight…

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Joshua Redman
February 15 @ 8:00 pm

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Joshua Redman has worked with countless musicians and has been nominated for 2 Grammys and has garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone. You can experience quality jazz in PIttsburgh at the AWAACC when coming to see Joshua Redman play!

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February 21 @ 10:30 am

August Wilson African American Cultural Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents TUBMAN. This one woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman reimagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This session will take the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century; laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the country. And especially focusing…

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March 2020

Artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock, moderated by Kilolo Luckett in Gallery 2 Light refreshments and cash bar.

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Soul Sessions: Leela James
March 6 @ 8:00 pm

What sets the acclaimed R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Leela James apart is her fearless approach to music. “The best artists stay true to who they are, no matter the scale,” she believes. These values have allowed Leela to remain a consistent figure in R&B with a discography of quality soul music spanning over a decade long. Leela’s music is a constant reminder of what it is to be human – to love, to regret and to dream. Leela’s successful career…

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TRUTHSayers: Tarana Burke
March 9 @ 7:00 pm

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named "the silence breakers" by Time magazine. She currently serves at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn as its senior director.

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How I Learned What I Learned
March 13 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the August Wilson Society in conjunction with the AWS 2020 Colloquium: August Wilson on the Margins: Understudied & Underrepresented. The August Wilson Society presents How I Learned What I Learned featuring beloved Pittsburgh actor affectionately known as a Wilsonian Warrior, WALI JAMAL. Originally written and performed by August Wilson himself in 2003, How I Learned What I Learned is the autobiographical story of Wilson's journey through the hardships of growing up in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and…

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Postponed: Closing Reception for Current Galleries Exhibition
March 29 @ 4:30 pm

Closing reception with 30-minute performance by Ayana and Tsedaye followed by artist talk including Caroline Hunter, member to the Inkwell Polar Bears, moderated by Jessica Lanay in Gallery 1 Light refreshments and cash bar. Galleries will stay open until 6:30 pm. This event has been postponed.

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June 2020

Summer Youth Writing Camp
June 22 @ 11:00 am

Are you a student that loves to write and wants to learn more? Whether you’re obsessed with poetry, plays, short stories, songwriting, or all of the above, The August Wilson Cultural Centers Third Annual Summer Youth Writers Camp wants you! August Wilson believed that our own voices and communities were essential to our art. Together we will look at some of Wilsons influences as well as our own as we explore our unique writing voice. Each day will be filled…

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